Dickson County’s school board not too long ago threw their assist behind Schools Director Dr. Danny Week’s protection and reward of public educators.
Last week, Weeks despatched out two statements – considered one of which was practically 1,000 phrases – touting public education and academics. Weeks’ feedback have been a response to Hillsdale President Larry Arnn’s criticism of public academics as being “trained in the dumbest parts of the dumbest colleges in the country,” as proven in leaked footage from a personal occasion.
“I don’t want to focus on the negativity of one gentleman’s comments. I regret that’s his experience with educators,” mentioned Weeks on the Thursday board assembly. “If that’s the way he feels, that is his opinion. I quite frankly don’t care. I am proud of our staff and I am proud of our profession.”
“I want everybody to have no doubt what I believe in,” Weeks added.
The board learn Weeks’ assertion on print outs. Then, Board Chair Kirk Vandivort made a movement to current the statements within the type of a resolution to state Legislators.
“I feel that it’s important that we endorse this. I feel it’s important that we make a statement. Other boards are,” Vandivort mentioned.
Earlier this 12 months, Lee introduced efforts to formalize a partnership with Hillsdale, a personal conservative faculty in Michigan, to carry extra constitution colleges to the state and strengthen civics education. Lee has refused alternatives to explicitly denounce Arnn’s feedback.
Propane bus software
The board additionally voted for the school district’s transportation coordinator to use for 3 propane buses as a part of a federal program.
The board voted in July, a couple of month after discussing making use of for an electrical bus as a part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Bus Program.
The Dickson County School District was amongst a number of Tennessee districts on the EPA’s “prioritized” checklist. A district could make the checklist by qualifying as “rural.”
Weeks talked in June about how the federal authorities continues to problem school methods to transition to “clean” automobiles and the EPA program – a part of the $1 trillion infrastructure legislation that handed Congress in November final 12 months – is the newest step in that path.
The Clean Bus Program offers $5 billion to school districts nationwide over the following 5 years to switch present buses with zero-emission and low-emission fashions.